How to reach the location of the Conference

 By train

Stop in Padova railway station.

By plane

The nearest international airport is Venice (Venezia):

  • Venice Airport “Marco Polo”

Other airports in the in the surroundings of Padua are:

All these airports are connected to Padua by train + bus (from the railway station from/to the airport).

Distances by train: Venezia-Mestre, 25 minutes; Verona, 45 min; Treviso, 40 min (but you have to change in Venezia-Mestre); Bologna, 1,30h (45 min by high speed trains “Freccia Argento”); Milano (3h by train, 2h by high speed trains “Freccia Bianca”).

Venice Marco Polo Airport is connected to Venezia-Mestre railway station by the local public service (bus ACTV, line 15), by taxi and shuttle. To get further info: http://www.veniceairport.it/en/.

Venice and Treviso airports are connected to Padua by bus. Two examples:

  • La Marca Bus (Bus No.101: Treviso-Scorzé-Noale-Padova)
  • BusItalia Veneto (Bus Padova autostazione – Venezia Marco Polo Tessera)

From Venice, Treviso, Verona and Bologna airports to your hotel (and viceversa) you can book a “shuttle” (shared bus or shared car).

By car

You can reach Padua by car driving along A4 highway (Trieste-Torino) and getting off in Padova Est (east) or Padova Ovest (west). Driving from Bologna, A13 highway, exit in Padova Sud (south). Follow the directions to Centro (city center) and Basilica del Santo / Sant’Antonio. The closest parking areas are in Prato della Valle or next to Basilica del Santo. Remember that in the city center parking is not free of charge, you can find some free parking next to Prato della Valle (white stripes).

In Padua…

Bus

From Padua railway station you can take a bus (“APS Mobilità” Public Service), e.g., No. 3 – 12 – 18. They leave from the third or fourth platform in front of the railway station. You must purchase your ticket before getting in the bus and you have to stamp your ticket on board. You can find bus-tickets either at the ticket office or at the newsstands (inside the railway station hall or around the city).

To reach the Department get off in Riviera Businello: at the end of the street turn left, move on until you can see the Basilica del Santo, then cross the street and walk in the pavement that walk alone the square. Continue on Via Cesarotti until you’ll find on your right the Department entrance at n.12. From Riviera Businello bus stop it is just a 5 min walk.

Tram

From Padua railway station you can take the tram. Tram stop is on the right when you get out the station. You must purchase your ticket before getting in the tram and you have to stamp your ticket on board. You can find tram-tickets either at the ticket office or at the newsstands (inside the railway station hall or around the city). Tram-tickets are the same as those for bus service!

To reach the Department get off at the fifth stop: Santo.  Now you’re in Riviera Businello: at the end of the street turn left, move on until you can see Basilica del Santo, then cross the street and walk in the pavement that walk alone the square. Continue on Via Cesarotti until you’ll find on your right the Department entrance at n.12. From Riviera Businello it’s just a 5 min walk!

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